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Furthur Live at MCU Park on 2010-06-27

by Furthur

Set 1:
Golden Road > Good Lovin', The Music Never Stopped, Sugar Magnolia > Dear Mr Fantasy > Scarlet Begonias > Magnolia Mountain > Uncle John's Band

Set 2:
Unbroken Chain, Let It Grow, Fire On the Mountain > The Other One > Cryptical Envelopment > Blues For Allah, Morning Dew, Eyes Of The World, Help On The Way > Slipknot! > Franklin's Tower, Donor Rap, E: Box Of Rain, Fireworks

Collection Furthur
Band/Artist Furthur
Venue MCU Park
Location Brooklyn, NY

Source AT815B > AT8202 attenuators (-10dB) >Zoom H4N
Lineage Zoom H4N via usb > Cooledit > cdwav > flac
Taped by Chris Davis (the one from NY)
Transferred by Chris Davis (the one from NY)


For those of you that keep track of these things the shnid for this recording is 108484.


Reviewer: darkstarred - - January 16, 2011
Subject: fun show
I thought this show was great. Apart from the parking, the venue is very cool and the moon was right on cue. The jamming was great. Not Jerry, true, but still damn fine. Blues for Allah was a treat. Not sure I need this tune in regular rotation, but I am sure glad I saw them play it.
Reviewer: SJD_Debo - - August 8, 2010
Subject: Thanks Chris!!!
Great recording and fine performance. Listen to Let It Grow all the way through!
Reviewer: Don Texist - - July 25, 2010
Subject: This is a good show
I don't know what some of you are talking about.
Reviewer: jr midtown - - July 25, 2010
Subject: lazy!
" incarnations...", sorry for the typo
Reviewer: deadhead1963 - - July 20, 2010
Subject: just don't have it
just disappointing, the only sparks were the fireworks and I was long gone by then. left during dew, which happens to be one of my favorite live tunes ever...
Reviewer: WolfTigerRosebud - - July 16, 2010
Subject: Am I alone in thinking this was mediocre at best?
Alright, I'm not expecting Jerry up there, but I wasn't satisfied with this show, for the same sonic reasons I haven't been satisfied with any of the Furthur shows I've attended. Kadlecik sounds like he's trying to play someone else's music... Doesn't it sound that way to anyone else? Throughout the show, despite my strong desire to like the music, little of the music was enjoyable.

I left during Morning Dew because I'd had enough of Kadlecik's playing. There's too little variation in it for it to be interesting for hours the same way Jerry's was. Jerry could improvise the same notes in the same octave in 3 or 4 places on the fretboard depending on what sound he was compelled to use, he varied his picking, all aspects of his sound, more than any other guitarist I can think of. There's a reason Jerry picked which notes to sustain, where to play certain things on the fretboard, which notes to play staccato... and he sounded like he wasn't trying. That's where the difference is. This guy sounds like he's trying, that really comes through in the sound. When I listened to Garcia play, it was listening to inspiration. I listen to this guy playing the same notes, the same tones, the same licks and rhythms as Garcia, and think, "What a shame, this doesn't sound good." Frankly, Kadlecik does a better job than anyone else I've heard at playing Jerry Garcia. Nevertheless, he's playing "Jerry Garcia", not just playing music. So, despite his thorough mastery of many, if not most, of Garcia's sounds, he uses them randomly and impersonally. Jerry couldn't help but sound like Jerry. John isn't playing his own music. It's essentially unauthentic, and it makes me sad that Phil and Bobby are so attached to the idea of playing Dead shows that they'll hire an imitator without the creative spark that made the Dead's music, by chance, extraordinary. Good for Mickey and Billy for moving on; it's high time they all did.
Reviewer: QueueCumber - - July 8, 2010
Subject: What a second set... WOW!
What a great show to be at! The second set was off the hook with one powerful song after another, filled with solid and unrelenting energy. I don't think anyone around me could believe the relentless onward driving flow of energy put into the second set's collection of some of the fans' all time favorite Dead tunes.

This show was much better than the night before, where some of my favorite songs (Dark Star, Playing in the Band) became too incoherent (Space quality incoherent...) and came apart at the seams. At least that was my perspective from dancing to the tunes on both nights...
Reviewer: stepwolf - - July 7, 2010
Subject: Absolutely Awesome
After downloading, thanks to everyone here, the last 7 furthur shows, this one stands out as to quality of playing, tune selection(kudos to Jill~~), and overall vibes. Just listen to Phil's pre donor rap and I know he agrees! Never heard concert version of Blues for Allah and add Dew after that...well what more can be said. Will make every attempt to get to Red Rocks in September..hadn't been there since 1987. Am SO Grateful to to all of you tapers for these special treats
Reviewer: lien0569 - - July 3, 2010
There are too many highlights to list, the whole is killer. Best so far I've seen from Furthur . . . was at both Sat and Sun shows, and Asbury and Hamerstein from prior tour. Phil and Bob have taken JK's playing to a whole other level (yes, I've also seen my share of DSO shows).

I haven't been this excited about GD music in a long, long time. Viva la FURTHUR, indeed.

PS: thank you tapers!!!!!!!
Reviewer: Canadian dead - - July 1, 2010
Subject: Furthur Accross The Border
WOW......the guys are really comin' together can't wait till they cross the border and head to Ottawa. (our capital) I sure they will be on fire that night as it's the first time playin' our Bluesfest and being so far north......happy border crossing everyone.......Fare Thee Well
Reviewer: DeadCore - - June 30, 2010
Subject: Grate show!
4th time seeing furthur and 4th time ive been blown away, these guys only seem to be getting better and i say that with confidence knowing that ive caught a show during every tour thus far. I'm only at the magnolia mountian now (3rd time i've caught it) but ill tell u from memory of the show the unbroken chain(another 3rd for me) is steller as john takes it furthur then ive ever heard before... Dew was great as well and the help>Slipknot!>Franklins was a real treat.. enjoy guys and take every opportunity you have to see them, your witnessing the last chapter of a historic story..
Reviewer: Outrun1984 - - June 30, 2010
@ DLJ "getting hit by the lightning" Happened to me at this show between Unbroken Chain and the jam during Let It GROW I was running around the back upper deck dancing so hard I thought my feet were going to lift off the ground. I am a young dead head.. If (25) is young. The bus stopped and I got on. Ive seen about 9 Furthur shows this year. Cant wait for tonight, this weekend and the rest of my life touring with Jerry's Spirit and the boys!!!!!! Amazing Recording THANK YOU!!!!
Reviewer: dlj - - June 30, 2010
Subject: hop on board
Im getting some serious flashbacks.there is an essence here, a stew a brewin.... This is why I love Grateful Dead Music..lets just keep this thing going as long as we can and be happy..god bless the young heads, ive read there reviews and theres nothing like getting lightning for the first time... lets get on with the show..lets go...peace d
Reviewer: jpotts3 - - June 30, 2010
Subject: Like the days of yore, when Garcia was STRONG
What a show- ranks higher than quite a few i saw when Garcia was alive, ( 100 or so times between 1979 and 1992)

Up there in the top 20% in my rankings, maybe higher?

And that even though I missed the whole first set, but what the hey, they were warmed up

And wow, what a 2nd set-John is stepping up and taking the driver's seat more and more, and every time he does, he finds the gold, and makes it shine !

I was down front, 125 mcg to the wind, and dancing up a storm, feeding energy back to the stage, and they back to us, just like it should be.

This was one for the ages, near perfect set- other than an overlong piano solo in the eyes, and one other song ( i forget which) where Weir turn at lead went too long and without finding anything interesting.

And loooong, it just kept going....3.5 hours? More?

Crazy good Unbroken Chain, raging hot let it Grow, FIRE! on fire of course, then a MONSTER Other one, and ahhhh so sweet and trippy, Cryptical, into some sort of PInk Floyd like jams....then


Blues for Allah?

And it worked beautifully.

Morning Dew- had the crowd silent in delight and appreciation for the first moments when it ended, aqnd then roaring back the love to John, who has come into his own, to be sure, and proves it on the Dew.

And then I thought the set was done- but more!!!

Eyes, then Help Slip Franklin's

SOoooooooo Goooooood!

Encore was great, always love Box of Rain

Fireworks above the stage were the psychedelic afterdinner mint and toothpick to a feast

God and Goddess bless, what a show, what a night, what a band!!
Reviewer: sueinphilly - - June 29, 2010
Subject: till the day I die
I will love this music. I literally brings tears of joy to hear Phil and Bob still playing. I always felt there was a spiritual dimension to the Grateful Dead and since being 'born again' as a Christian last year (at the ripe old age of 47), I love this music even more than before.

Small wheel turn by the fire and rod,
Big wheel turn by the grace of God,

God bless the Grateful Dead, the ones still here with us on earth and the ones serenading the Lord.
Reviewer: Stretchy - - June 29, 2010
Subject: Solid A show
Unlike Saturday's show, which was good, but choppy, indecisive, and Weir singing when he should not...Sunday was strong from the opener, and kept up. John K. stepped up and took charge for more of the jams, and man, can he deliver...him and Weir would be trading verses (well done, let the younger voice handle that which a 60+ would have trouble). Joe Russo is very, very good - very fluid drummer, always there, and lots of fills. The entire 2nd set was a highlight. We heard Blues rehearsed when we were waiting in line, and collectively groaned, oh no, not this dirge...but, it was well-played, near Zappa-like in execution and precision (and this would be shown again in the most excellent Slipknot!). Eyes and Franklin's were bouncy, John's leads dancing off the frets.

Solid A show, some would say A+, but me be picky :) I could go to a show like that 100 more times. Can't wait to see what they play like in 5 more shows!
Reviewer: theguybehindtheguy - - June 29, 2010
Subject: I loved this show
Trekked out to Coney Island for this treat. First time time seeing Furthur, and only other time I saw the Dead since Jerry's passing other than Izod back in the fall of '08 with Warren Haynes in the spot. It was a very mellow scene and intimate size for the summer scenario, and the sound was delicious. I think the band was very tight and I loved the song selection. They really pushed some of the jams furthur, esp Good Lovin, UJB, Unbroken Chain, and Morning Dew was beautiful. Then we got to roll away the Dew at the end. Thanks Chris for the recording, it's so nice to hear this one back.
Reviewer: spacejam88 - - June 29, 2010
Subject: Better then Sat???
Norbs-you didn't like the set on Sat?? The 2nd set was amazing! 1st set was a little lackluster but decent list.
I believe I like Sun better then Sat. These guys were on the WHOLE show!! Sick Let it Grow but after listening, didn't care too much for Bobby's twangy sound in it. But still glad that they are still playing!
Thanks to the taper for the quick turnaround. I am coming to believe that tapers don't sleep much!
Reviewer: wilsondupree - - June 29, 2010
Subject: Coney Island :)
Nice sound. My first furthur show and a bit better then i expected. The opening golden road >good lovin was fun, i love that bob still catches the crowd of guard in good lovin.
I cant say any of JK's efforts gave me any indication that the "magic is back" but maybe because i was in front of the speakers stage right, i couldnt hear him as good?
He did look like he was trying and someone who was the the previous 2 shows said he was letting go a little more here. (I think i prefer him to use his regular voice and stop trying to sing like jerry. If you want to hear someone who sounds like garcia using his own voice, check out JGB with stu allen)
Did anyone else hear the "magicman" jam tucked into the slipknot? prett neat trick.
Also, i have not seen bob sicne vibes 09' and lookd pretty good, at this show how ever, he looked very very thin and tired. Yes it was hot and i'm sure that helped, but phil looked a bit more healthy and it gave me a little dejavu chill.
Go see these guys as many times as your wallet, job or parents will let you.
Reviewer: Ziaflower - - June 29, 2010
Subject: What a setlist!
Thanks Chris from NY! Sounds great.
Reviewer: skullduggery - - June 29, 2010
Subject: Keep these recommendations coming.
Log on to the archive, a listening recommendation is already on the cover for this show. Easy day. What a great show, and recording of it.
Can't wait to see these guys when they come back home to the Polo Fields this summer.
Reviewer: vidyadhar66 - - June 28, 2010
Subject: Furthur to brooklyn
Amazing show,I danced thru a hot muggy Brooklyn night hoping the music would never stop.
The band is tight with everyone taking a part on all the tunes. Onward to THE VIBES CU
Reviewer: Hamal - - June 28, 2010
Subject: correction
The issue with balance between right and left channels was a problem with my computer speakers. I burned a copy and it sounds very very very good. I still stand by my thoughts about 1st versus 2nd nights, but I could amend that after listening to the shows at home...
Reviewer: norbs4 - - June 28, 2010
Subject: AWESOME
After seeing Saturday's setlist I was hoping for something a bit better for Sunday. BOY DID THEY COME THROUGH!!! They rocked the first set and carried it throught to the second where I thought it was going to end with morning dew, but no they went into eyes!!!! So now its over what a show!!!! No wait they break into help>slip> franklin's!!! my buddy Owsley and I just looked at each other afterwards and said "WOW".........Thanks boys and thanks to all the tapers!!!
Reviewer: electricblue - - June 28, 2010
Subject: My First Furthur Show
Great time -great show-good people -good vibes-band was tight. Phil's voice was strong and commanding...John was rockin...can't say enough. Great atmosphere with the full moon and Coney Island Amusement Park next door to complete the scene. Killer Morning Dew. Crowd was into it from the first note. Also love the girl doing the sign language to all the songs on the side of the stage. Great experience...Thanks to Chris(from NY) for posting the show so quickly for us to hear. Sounds great dude!
Reviewer: primalscrn - - June 28, 2010
Subject: WOW!
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